Once social distancing measures are relaxed, take a visit to the school/program you are interested in attending. Call the school/programs admissions office to set up a campus tour. If a school/program requires an in-person interview as part of the application process, you can also schedule that when you go visit the campus. Some schools/programs allow you to experience a night in the dorms or have special programs….so be sure to ask when you call to schedule your tour!
College Application Week happens in the fall of each year.
When should I apply?
You would be fairly safe if you have your applications submitted by the end of October but look for the application deadlines on each schools website.
If you know for sure where you are going, you can apply using early decision or early action. Keep in mind though that early decision is binding. If the college accepts you and offers you an adequate financial aid package, you must go there.
Early action is not binding so you can still apply to other colleges as part of regular admissions, however many schools won’t allow you to apply to other schools as part of their early action.
Do you have questions about scholarships? Not sure how to fill one out? When it is due? Do I qualify? These and more can be answered just see Val, Darcie, Battleson, Fulton, or Moncrief in the Bruin Center or Counseling Office.
FAFSA opens on October 1st. Be sure to plan your FAFSA events now! Get together and submit those FAFSA’s! Go to FAFSA.gov for application and submission details.
COLLEGE TRIPS & VISITS:
- You can contact any school you are interested in visiting. They may offer virtual or in person tours.
Scholarship Release and Financial Aid Presentation Night
December for class of 2021
Senior & Parent/Guardian Information Night
September 29 at 7:00pm for class of 2021, virtually
If you miss it you can still review the information that will be shared via PowerPoint.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF………………………….
Signed up for SAT’s?
When do I turn in the FAFSA?
Scholarships are out when?
When are the important dates?
When is the next FAFSA workshop?
THINGS TO DO……………………………………
Pass all required classes
Complete Essential Skills Requirement- Smarter Balance (Test or Work samples) *exempt for 2021
Have CIS Portfolio completed *exempt for 2021
Complete Senior Project *exempt for 2021